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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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    E TF Senior member

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    There's gotta be a better word for those things than flaps.
     
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    Found out a few days ago that Men's Wearhouse HQ opened up one freeway exit away from where I live. They took over this sort of deserted area and the whole property is there's. I was intrigued. Was curious what job I could apply for there... I wonder if they'd let me in on the design side or it's all corporate. Seeing the HQ is giving me all kinds I thoughts. Just really curious.

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    Advertising ooh, HR, corporate benefits, management etc. I am do intrigued now lol
     
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    How about "esucrriers" as the new technical term for flaps?

    "Would you like escurriers on your pockets this time sir?"

    "Yes. In fact, I shall take escurriers rampant [hacking flaps]."
     
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    I've removed padding on three sport coats. On two it worked out well, but on one it gave the shoulders the upswing Foo calls "pa-fucked." It's pretty easy to do if you have an hour or two. You just cut open the seam connecting the top of the sleeve lining to the shoulder lining. Then cut away the padding and restitch the lining. You could try it, and if it doesn't work out, have a tailor remove the extra fabric as PB suggested.

    Thanks for this.

    I'm glad.

    On cord pockets, I'd go w/ unflapped because of the bulk issue. But I don't have very broad shoulders.
     
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    Thanks, PSG and Emptym.

    Argh, now reconsidering again. I felt so secure earlier!

    I admit, there's a part of me that wants this corduroy jacket to look a bit frumpy and unflattering. Something "academic" looking, if that makes sense. But I also have very narrow shoulders, and am afraid there's a fine line between looking frumpy and academic, and just looking bad.

    I thought about asking them to put flaps in, and then seeing if I can just have them taken out if I don't like them, but I don't know if that'll show up in cotton.
     
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    flapped patches
     
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    More than that, open patch should have some shape whereas flapped patch should be fairly straight.

    I think if you get flapped patch and then decide to de-flap you'll be left with pretty lame looking pockets.

    Though I guess you could just save some material and get totally new pockets. Given the nap on corduroy I don't think that alterations will really show.
     
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    Good point. I assume that can be changed as well.

    OK, I'm going to do flapped patch, and then have them changed if I don't like them. Seems like an easy and practical solution.

    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense.

    But I do like flapped patch pockets. For whatever reason, I can't get down with flapped patches and side vents.

    I also like hacking pockets, but, uh, whatever. I may mature on this -- I feel like I'll end up with them on one thing, and then not want them on much else.
     
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    Given this, would it be possible to have flapped patches basted on for a fitting? This way you don't have to worry as much about the remnants if you have them replaced and can get a feel for the jacket's silhouette with the flaps as it is in process.
     
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    Prob, but I can't imagine coming to a decision that quick. I feel like it would take me a lot of wearing to really decide whether I like flapped patch or just patch.
     
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    IMO, think of it this way : are you going to wear this as your top layer (I.e. in an outerwear function) or will you often be wearing something on top? If you think of this jacket as quasi outerwear (like I personally think about for my heavier tweed jackets), you'll find the flapped patches to be both visually appropriate and a lot more functional than open patches.
     
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    I can see that. I was about to point out that I've never had anything fall out of patch pockets until I realized that I never put anything in my pockets (in fact, a picture of mine was almost featured on your blog discussing just this....but I was too late getting back to unbel [​IMG]). Still, it seems that function generally has very little to do with our pocket decisions.
     
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    My original inspiration for flapped patch, wearing non-flapped patch.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Figure this is the best place for this...

    After four years or so of regular wear, one of my Loro Piana Roadster pullovers has begun to give at the elbows. (I'll pause for people to get over the initial "wearing knitwear with zippers is heresy" response.) My normal reaction to a hole or snag would be to see a re-weaver. However, since this is due to wear at the elbow and is considerably larger than a moth hole, I wasn't sure what the options were--there is considerable thinning in a patch about the size of a silver dollar. I have put suede patches on the elbows of sport coats in the past, but that seems really stupid and awkward on a two-ply cashmere sweater.

    So, any experience or advice in this arena...?
     
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